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Dems seek to put onus on GOP with new spending package

Strategy is designed to make it as painful as possible for House Republicans to oppose $520 billion omnibus measure.

Lawmaker calls on DHS to prove electronic border fence works

House chairman says contractor shouldn’t be paid if project doesn’t deliver on promises.

Democrats drafting massive budget package

Spending measure could total $520 billion for 15 agencies; effort is designed to end budget stalemate.

Army facility wins national quality award

Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center becomes first federal agency to receive prestigious Malcolm Baldrige award.

OMB spells out best practices for incentive contracts

Procurement administrator encourages agencies to conduct risk and cost-benefit analyses, define performance metrics.

VA Secretary nominee gets favorable Senate hearing

Retired Lt. Gen. James Peake says he will fight for needed money for health care if confirmed.

Spending bills deadlocked, no compromise on horizon

Subcommittees are working to hammer out deals on a bill-by-bill basis.

It's the Economy, Maybe

Will the 2008 election focus on national security and terrorism give way to a greater concern over the economy?

Former senator decries DHS as 'mess,' urges reorganization

Warren Rudman cites emergency management and port security as key examples of the department's failures.

Park revitalization program might suffer in budget battle

Senate version of appropriations measure contains $88 million less in parks funding than $2 billion approved by House.